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Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By BillsBirds
Memorial Day

Today, as we in the USA, observe Memorial Day, to remember our fallen Service men and women, I am mindful of a dear friend and mentor, who served in the US Army Signal Corps, working with homing...
Forum: Lovebirds 11-30-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Not quite the perfect family!

There is a big debate about seeds. In the wild, that's most of what these guys would eat. There are no pellet trees. I've rescued & kept birds for over 45 years, and ALL my birds always have a bowl...
Forum: Behavioral 03-15-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: pooping on arrival?

Kiwibird might have the right idea. Try various words that people might use, like "poop", or "potty" or others. Holding it too long is not good. And if she was trained to hold it, she will. Also,...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 03-02-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Poll: Talking age
Views: 1,501
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Talking age

Understand that even though a birds' species can talk, that doesn't mean that every bird will. Many birds choose not to mimic human speech. They communicate in their own language naturally, and do...
Forum: Conures 11-04-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Both of us are going to be working full time...

Many people work full time, and own one bird. Everything works out well. Make sure that he has plenty of toys, and things to occupy him while you're not home. Interact & play with him as much as you...
Forum: Lovebirds 09-21-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Eggs eggs eggs

You're assuming that the male is the mutilator. In my experience, it is more often the female that mutilates &/or kills the chicks. "Motherly instinct" is not all you seem to think it is.
Forum: Conures 09-21-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Harness training

Bravo to you! Harness training from the beginning makes their & their guardians lives SO much easier. My Grey has chewed through 2 Aviator Harnesses, bit me repeatedly, chewed up my shirts, trying to...
Forum: Do It Yourself 09-21-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: My first cupcake case flower

What is a "cupcake case"? Do you mean the paper cups that you make cupcakes in? And how did you make that? It's great!
Forum: Alexandrines 08-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: biting feet !

Mineral oil was advised by my Avian Vet for my Parrotlets dry feet. Also, I know everyone thinks seeds are no good, but, they have fats & oils that all living things need. My wife went overboard...
Forum: Off Topic 08-12-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Why we rescue...

I worked for the SPCA for many years, and your post applies to any, and all, animals. Embedded collars on dogs, starving cats, lame horses, on and on; I've seen them all. I have been rescuing birds...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,830
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Emotional Support Parrots

Just to clear things up, parrots CAN be certified as Emotional Support Animals. I know of 2. One is with a Veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. The other is with an epileptic....
Forum: Off Topic 08-11-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Why we rescue...

For 45 years or so, every single day, I have lived every word of what you have just written. It is SO true. Every bit of it. I won't add, or expound on, anything, because you have put it so...
Forum: Cockatoos 08-09-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,525
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Crying

Is this your first bird? Cockatoos are very needy birds. Especially Blacks. A friend has one, and he is the most clingy "velcro bird". They need as much interaction, stimulation and enrichment that...
Forum: Questions and Answers 05-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Aviator Harness safety

My TAG allowed me to put the Aviator on him loosely from day 1. After 10 months of playing with it, I tightened it around his body. He growled and squawked repeatedly, and chewed and fought with it...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 03-24-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,857
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: How clever is Mishka !!!!!

Yes, Ant...It's been too long without a Mishka video! Hope all is well.
Forum: Questions and Answers 03-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: HELP! Recently flighted bird has changed his personallity

Simple...His wings grew in. He can fly now. He feels he doesn't need you. I have a Lovebird that I have to keep clipped, or he wants nothing to do with me, or anything I want. I let his wings grow...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 02-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: CAG. Thirty days after adoption

Calm down, and give him time. If you did research, you already know that CAGs can be the most phobic, sensitive and paranoid of the parrots. And the worst pluckers. Yes, at this moment, he IS...
Forum: Caiques 02-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Do caiques hunt insects?

Yes, in the wild, all parrots eat some insects for protein.
Forum: Off Topic 02-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,741
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Life is good - Lets Celebrate !!!!!!

Geese are very cool birds. Totally different than our parrots. I had several geese when I had my "farm". They made great watchdogs, and kept my vegetable garden clean of weeds & bugs, and chased the...
Forum: Off Topic 02-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Went to visit the house of horrors

Also contact the Maritime Animal Rescue group...maritimeanimalrescue.com
Forum: Off Topic 02-03-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,044
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Went to visit the house of horrors

Having been in Animal Welfare & Rescue, I may know a few groups that can help these poor birds. There are groups like "Animal Rescue Corps" and others who will step in, through proper channels and...
Forum: General Parrot Information 01-04-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By BillsBirds
Silverstone and Silicone bakeware

Being an avid baker, I got several pieces of Silverstone muffin pans, and a couple of Silicone baking pans for Christmas gifts. I've always used plain old aluminum or Pyrex pans. Can these new pans...
Forum: General Parrot Information 01-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Cholla wood perches?

My African Grey loves his. He chews on it constantly. I also give him pieces of cholla to chew apart. My Lovebird also likes the pieces, but is not strong enough to chew them to bits, so, he carries...
Forum: Off Topic 01-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By BillsBirds
Bird Imitations

A friend sent me this button...
Forum: Off Topic 01-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By BillsBirds
Re: Do you ever feel like people don't understand you

I've always been "that crazy guy with all those birds". To my friends, neighbors, etc. I even had a new neighbor say, "Oh, you're that crazy guy with all those birds that I heard about!" when I went...
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